James Boardman is Of Counsel with Ingaldson Fitzgerald and maintains an active maritime and personal injury practice for his Alaskan clients. He graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1991 and the University of Alaska (Fairbanks) in 1987.  In between, he attended Syracuse University to work on a graduate biochemistry degree.  While in law school he worked on the Exxon Valdez litigation, then spent the first few years of his career working in the area of maritime law.  Since 1991, he has worked in private practice in Anchorage in civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance defense, construction and property claims, coverage issues and product liability.  In 2000, he expanded his focus into the field of health care regulations and legal issues affecting hospital operations.  He has lectured and presented legal seminars on maritime property claims, bad faith claims, insurance defense, health care regulations and means to minimize medical malpractice claims.  He joined the firm in 1997.  Jim currently resides in Healdsburg, California, and is admitted to practice in California.  He has been working to expand the firm’s practice in California.